Jewish Music Week presents the inaugural JAM-Ex!
PLUS, Student Flag Displays in both exhibits, created by students from
Paul Penna Downtown Jewish Day School
Netivot HaTorah Day School
Toronto Heschel School
under the direction of JMW Artist-in-Residence Melanie Siegel
Jewish Art and Music Exhibition The Arts, in all of its forms, has always been central to our experience of Judaism and intrinsic to the vibrant expression of our identity. Exploring new ways to broaden outreach and engage Toronto’s diverse Jewish community, Jewish Music Week is expanding its cultural footprint with the inclusion of this curated Shadowbox Art Exhibition as part of the 2023 festival. The exhibition will feature artworks by Jewish artists exploring Jewish musical traditions, as well as Judaic thought and teachings.
The artists included in this exhibition are: Susan Avishai, Rikki Blitt, Karen Chisvin, Laya Crust, Dorion Leibgott, Ian Leventhal, Haya Nativ, Barbara Nightingale, Sara Petroff, Shoshana Rubens, Melanie Siegel, Reesa Wasser and Lezlie Winemaker.
JAM-Ex is curated by Melanie Siegel (JMW Artist-in-Residence) and Ian Leventhal, and made possible through the generosity of Wendy Posluns and Lewis Mitz. We are very grateful for their help and support! Of course, we are indebted to the creativity, vision and imagination of the artists whose work in this exhibit is an inspiration for all of us!
– Aliza Spiro, Jewish Music Week Artistic Director
Schwartz Reisman Centre, Miles Nadal JCC Gallery
JCC opening hours
JAM Ex Main Exhibit: May 17 - June 5
Schwartz Reisman Centre, 9600 Bathurst Street
Shadowbox Collection: May 2 - June 5
Miles Nadal JCC Gallery, 750 Spadina Avenue